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The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is responsible for licensing New York City's taxi cabs, for-hire vehicles, commuter vans, and paratransit vehicles. According to their records, they have over 200,000 licensees, which complete an estimated 1,000,000 trips each day.
Unfortunately, taxi accidents are an all too common occurrence in Brooklyn and throughout New York City. Determining liability in a taxicab accident case can be complex and requires an attorney with specific knowledge about the laws that govern the owners and operators of taxis. If you are injured in a taxi accident, call us for free legal help. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights and pursue a claim for damages against a negligent party.
When you call Ajlouny Injury Law, you will always speak directly to a knowledgeable Brooklyn taxi accident lawyer. We will never give you the runaround or make you recount your story to different office staff before finally being put through to an attorney. On your first call, you will receive free legal advice from an actual attorney. Talk to an attorney today by calling (718) 233-3913 or texting (516) 410-4090.
New York Taxi Minimum Insurance Coverage Requirements
In addition to being properly licensed and a registered vehicle, all taxicab owners must ensure that their vehicles are adequately insured under New York State Insurance Law. New York Vehicle & Traffic Law Section 370 requires all motor vehicles to carry minimum liability coverage of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per occurrence. However, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission further requires that all licensed taxis must have minimum liability coverage of:
$100,000 per person
$300,000 per occurrence
One of the difficulties in obtaining a settlement after a taxi cab accident is that the defendant may have multiple insurers. Without a thorough investigation, you may not be aware of anything beyond a taxicab owner’s primary policy. In many cases, they may have a second insurer and an excess policy who you must give notice of the claim to obtain a settlement.
One of the biggest mistakes that many people make is to try and handle a taxi accident case without an experienced attorney. In many cases, the insurance company will try to get you to settle for far less than your case is worth. Insurance companies know that few taxi accident victims understand the law, and they immediately take advantage by trying to get you to settle your claim quickly.
You should never accept a settlement without having your case reviewed by a Brooklyn taxi accident lawyer. Our attorneys take all cases on a contingency fee basis. You pay no fees unless we recover money on your behalf.
Common Causes of Taxi Accidents
Driving under the influence
Failing to obey traffic signals
The TLC has identified driver fatigue as one of the leading contributors to traffic accidents noting that “driving while fatigued can be as dangerous as driving after heavy drinking. The TLC has put forward new fatigued driving prevention rules to address both acute and chronic fatigue in taxicab operators. It is the hope that these rules will help reduce the number of traffic crashes and ultimately help achieve the city's goal of zero traffic fatalities.
Types of Taxicab Accident Injuries
Determining Liability After a Taxi Accident
To get the maximum recovery in your case, you need an attorney with proven results. We have recovered millions on behalf of our clients through verdicts and settlements. Determining liability after a taxi accident can be difficult. A taxicab owner may be insured by more than one company and could have multiple policies. You must submit a claim under each policy to ensure that you get the most extensive recovery available.
Our attorneys can help you file a claim and obtain the settlement you deserve after a taxi accident. We never charge for a consultation and will provide you free legal advice without any obligation to retain our services.
Hiring an Attorney
Whether you were a passenger, pedestrian, or another driver, you need to contact our office as soon as possible after an accident. We can help secure you the financial support you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you wait too long, your chances of recovery could be diminished.
At Ajlouny Injury Law, you will always speak directly to a knowledgeable lawyer. Unlike other law firms, you will not have to waste time explaining the details of your accident over and over again. We take your case and your time seriously. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience getting large settlements and verdicts for injury victims. We offer free legal advice with no obligations, and there are no fees unless we win. You can talk to an attorney today by calling (718) 233-3913 or texting (516) 410-4090. Do not wait until it is too late. Contact our office now to get your case started.